Dr. James R. Thobaben

Dean of the School of Theology and Formation Professor of Bioethics and Social Ethics

Dr. James R. Thobaben came to Asbury Theological Seminary in 1995 with a wide range of experience in ethics. Most recently he served as Vice President for Ethics and Research at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center. He was also a visiting Ethics Scholar at the University of Missouri’s Molecular Biology Program. He is author of Healthcare Ethics: A Comprehensive Christian Resource.

In addition to his work at the seminary, Dr. Thobaben is co-pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Mercer County, Ky.

Dr. Thobaben and his wife, Marcelyn, have two grown children.

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